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Claims That Breast Implant Maker Concealed Leaks Can Proceed, Illinois Judge Says

(January 12, 2018, 2:05 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge on Jan. 11 said a plaintiff can proceed with her claim that Mentor Worldwide LLC concealed the risk of leaks from its MemoryGel breast implants and dismissed without prejudice her other claims as preempted (Catherine Gravitt, et al. v. Mentor Worldwide, LLC, No. 17-5428, N.D. Ill., Eastern Div., 2018 U.S. Dist. 4822).

(Opinion available.  Document #28-180118-003Z.)

In 2008, Catherine Gravitt underwent breast augmentation surgery with saline implants.  She experienced complications and underwent revision surgery, during which MemoryGel silicone implants made...
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